What might it mean for humanity to reach a level of maturation to be able to confront the multilayered crises we now face—calling upon us to “grow up and show up” for ourselves and our planet? And how might recognizing the broader contexts that each of our generations were raised in help us to have more empathy when navigating our differences?
Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti is a Brazilian educator and Indigenous and Land Rights advocate. She is a professor and Canada Research Chair in Race, Inequalities, and Global Change at the University of British Columbia, and she is one of the founders of the "Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures Arts/Research Collective" and part of the coordination team of the "Last Warning" campaign.
Vanessa is also the author of Hospicing Modernity: Facing Humanity's Wrongs and Implications for Social Activism.
The song featured in this episode is Brown Leaves by Desmond White.
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